Project Restoring Smiles

Iglesia de Dios Hispana

Guatemala City, Guatemala

What is it?

This project began 2 years ago with a mission to gather children off the streets and give them shelter and food.

The children come from broken homes, many of them living in the dangerous streets of Guatemala’s inner city.

We have partnered with a group of 6 people who have taken charge of helping the children on a day to day basis. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacities to have a full time staff and our staff works only in the evenings and weekends.

What we do?

While these children do have mothers, they are tremendously impoverished.

Many of the mothers have taken to working in the sex industry, leaving these children with no guardians in the nights.

Our staff of 6 goes around the city and collects the children in the evenings and keeps them in the newly renovated center while their mothers do what they can to sustain themselves. There they are provided with warm food and a space for them to rest throughout the night

When possible, our staff also provides meals and assistance to these families on the weekends.

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

The center before...

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

The center before...

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

The meeting space before...

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Pastor Arturo Cabrejo bringing in the new materials

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Restoration begins!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Updated roofing

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Updated + freshly painted!

Last Year’s Project- Restoring the Space

Some of the children enjoying the newly renovated center.

This year’s project goal:

RESTORING EDUCATION!

What the kids need...

While we are able to readily provide them shelter and food, one of the most important things is unavailable to them.

They do not have the necessary materials to succeed in school. In Guatemala, grade school has a cost and aside from the cost of tuition, mothers still need to purchase uniforms and school supplies for these students.

This year, we would like to give these mothers one less thing to worry about.

What the kids need...

We are asking for a care package for each child. Each package should include:

  • 1 backpack
  • school supplies (pencils/pens, scissors, pencil pouch, notebooks, etc)
  • 1 “fun” item for the child (a small toy, coloring book, etc.)
  • 1 pair of uniform pants (blue or black only)
  • 1 uniform shirt (white button down)
  • $10 shipping fee

Optional

  • black uniform shoes (dress shoes are required to attend school) Shoe sizes are in European sizing!
  • Tennis shoes for PE
  • Any other item you would like to include for your sponsored child.

Kids you can sponsor!

Please email me yesicam1@netscape.net ASAP with the child you would like to sponsor so we can keep the list updated with which child is available.

If you cannot sponsor a child, but would like to assist with the shipping costs or any school supply item, toys, etc., feel free to let me know that as well! :)

Miguel Julio Chitop Chixol

15 years old
9th grade

pant size: 28x30
shirt size: S
shoe size: 39

Adolfo Tepeu

12 years old
6th grade

pant size: 16
shirt size: 16
shoe size: 37

Franklin Gadiel Martinez Perez

11 years old

6th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 36

Fernando David Rodas Munoz

11 years old
6th grade

pant size: 14 (kids)
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 36

Adrian Andres Alexander De Paz

11 years old
6th grade

pant size: 18
shirt size: M
shoe size: 38

Wally Marquensi Ramirez Cisneros

11 years old

5th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 37

Hamilton Josue Gonzalez Julaj

10 years old

4th grade

pant size: 12
shirt size: 12
shoe size: 34

Eliseo Uriel Blanco Coronado

11 years old
5th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 36

Ricardo Darwin Martinez Perez

8 years old

3rd grade

pant size: 12
shirt size: 12
shoe size: 35

Julio Cesar Dubon Caal

9 years old

3rd grade

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 33

Brandon David Tepeu

9 years old
3rd grade

pant size: 12
shirt size: 13
shoe size: 34

Andy Sleiter Marin Cordon

6 years old

1st grade

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 29

Edilson Daniel Tepeu Pirir

6 years old
kindergarten

pant size: 8
shirt size: 8
shoe size: 30

Josue Natanel Gutierrez Alvarez

8 years old

attends a school for special needs students

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 30

Yeimmi Gabriela Santos Menendez

8 years old
2nd grade

pant size: 8
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 28

Darlin Mirian Martinez Perez

8 years old

Cannot attend school because of monetary issues. We are working on getting her enrolled this year.

pant size: 8
shirt size: 8
shoe size: 26

Betsaida Yesenia Cruz Paz

9 years old
4th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 34

Luis Fernando Rodriguez Alvarez

11 years old
6th grade

pant size: 18 (kids)
shirt size: M
shoe size: 38

Lester Francisco Olivares Vargas

12 years old
6th grade

pant size: 14 (kids)
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 35

Joshua David Rodas Munoz

8 years old
3rd grade

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 28

Jonathan Daniel Castro Aju

9 years old
3rd grade

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 32

Yordan Estuardo Tepeu Pirir

5 years old
kindergarten

pant size: 6
shirt size: 6
shoe size: 27

Elvia Lisbeth Bay Tepeu

8 years old
3rd grade

pant size: 10
shirt size: 10
shoe size: 32

Jose Pablo Rodriguez Alvarez

16 years old
11th grade

pant size: 28x30
shirt size: M
shoe size: 40

Maria Virgidia Chitop Chixol

17 years old
11th grade

pant size: 16
shirt size: 16
shoe size: 35

Erwin Lisandro Bay Tepeu

4 years old

pant size: 4
shirt size: 4
shoe size: 26

Glendy Versay Chacon Chixol

6 years old
Cannot attend school because of monetary issues. We are working on getting her enrolled this year.

pant size: 8
shirt size: 8
shoe size: 28

Patricia Sucely Tunchez Valle

5 years old
Pre-K

pant size: 6
shirt size: 6
shoe size: 27

Esther Jessenia Valle Tunchez

11 years old
5th grade

pant size: 12
shirt size: 16
shoe size: 34

Yeffre Ezequiel Valle

6 years old
1st grade

pant size: 6
shirt size: 8
shoe size: 28

Araceli Yasmin Acalon Valle

10 years old
5th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 34

Mateo Isai Gutierrez Alvarez

1 year old

Will be attending school in a few years :)

pant size: 2T
shirt size: 2T
shoe size: 18

Wilder Jan Carlo Dubon Caal

4 years old

pant size: 6
shirt size: 6
shoe size: 28

Juan Pablo Tomas Julaj

13 years old

7th grade

pant size: 14
shirt size: 14
shoe size: 35

Angie Abigail Ramirez Cisneros

10 years old

2nd grade

pant size: 12
shirt size: 12
shoe size: 30

If interested in sponsoring a child, please email me with the name of the child asap and I will get back to you with more information.

yesicam1@netscape.net

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

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